Map shows how Michigan’s lead problem extends far beyond the Flint water crisis

Grist: Flint is Michigan’s poster child for environmental disaster - a crisis that could have been avoided. As my colleague Raven Rakia has pointed out, lead exposure, which causes an array of health problems and is especially bad for children, is completely preventable. But that doesn’t mean that those responsible for public health do their jobs. In Flint, a city that’s nearly 60 percent black and where more than 42 percent of residents live below the poverty line, officials switched to a cheaper water......

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